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2012 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation is proud to showcase America’s military women for the 15th consecutive year with the release of our 2012 Women’s History Month poster, America’s Military Women—Experienced, Educated and Empowered, and online education kit. Both are sure to stimulate discussion about the evolution of women’s roles, the influence of education and the ever-growing prominence of women in all aspects of our society.

2011 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation is honored to showcase America’s military women for the 14th consecutive year with the release of our 2011 Women’s History Month poster, America’s Military Women—Our History is Our Strength.

2010 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation is pleased to offer you our 2010 Women’s History Month poster, Writing Military Women Back Into History. This display quality poster highlights some of the significant, but often little-known contributions, military women have made to our nation’s history by showcasing past and present military women whose actions changed history and made a difference for future generations to come.

2009 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation is honored to present America’s Military Women––Taking the Lead, which showcases military women as role models for today’s young men and women, serving in leadership roles and increasing levels of responsibility—as commanders, team leaders and decisionmakers—valuable members of America’s elite military team.

2008 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation is proud to showcase five of America’s extraordinary servicewomen in our online Women’s History Month kit to accompany this year’s poster, Voices of Valor.

2007 Women’s History Month Kit – The Foundation released our first-ever online Women’s History Month kit to accompany the 2007 Women’s History Month poster,Patriotism Runs in the Family.

2006 Women’s History Month Poster – The Foundation released our 2006 Women’s History Month poster, Military Women: Building Nations, Strengthening Communities & Inspiring Dreams.

2005 Women’s History Month Poster – The Foundation released our 2005 Women’s History Month poster, Faces of Freedom: Freedom’s Defenders . . . sometimes have a woman’s face.

2004 Women’s History Month Poster – The Foundation released our 2004 Women’s History Month poster, Military Women. Inspired. Inspiring.

Highlights of Women in the Military – A timeline detailing the distinguished history of America’s military women from the American Revolution to the present day.

Did You Know . . .? – Several short vignettes relating little-known facts about women’s service in defense of our nation.

Brief History of Black Women in the Military – Reveals the largely unrecognized and unrewarded contributions of African-American servicewomen from the early patriots to the women of today’s modern military.

Breakthroughs for Black Military Women – Traces the path of African-American servicewomen to full military participation in timeline format.

Volunteering For Risk: Black Military Women Overseas during the Wars in Korea and Vietnam – Tells how African-American military women demonstrated their willingness to accept the risks of serving overseas.

Challenging the System: Two Army Women Fight for Equality – Discusses the struggle of a Women’s Army Corps (WAC) private and her lawyer, a former WAC officer, whose 1952 challenge of a segregation law led the Interstate Commerce Commission to reverse the “separate but equal” policy which had been followed since 1887.

Native American Women Veterans – Highlights the contributions and sacrifices Native American women have made in defense of the nation, from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War and from World Wars I and II to the present.

The Contributions of Hispanic Servicewomen – Details the service of several Hispanic American women who have volunteered for military service since World War II.

Puerto Rican Women in Defense of the Nation – Recounts the battle Puerto Rican women fought against prejudice in order to serve in the military during World War II. Also discussed is their continued service throughout the Cold War era and in today’s armed forces.

Asian-Pacific American Servicewomen in Defense of a Nation – Describes the contributions Asian-Pacific American servicewomen have made to our nation’s defense from World War II through the Cold War and beyond.

History & Collections – Visit our online exhibits, see rare historical photographs and artifacts, read about our oral history program or learn more about military women serving during a specific era.

Uncover “Her“story - Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a woman in the military? Visit our interactive map to see the photos and read the stories of some of America’s servicewomen.

Securing Our Future – Then and Now: Servicewomen Put Their Stamp on a Nation- Recounts the stories of women whose service to our nation has been commemorated on US postal stamps. This article was featured in our 1999 Women’s History Month kit.

America’s Military Women—The Journey Continues – Uncovers the long-forgotten stories of the heroines, from the American Revolution to the present, who have served in our nation’s defense. This article was featured in our 1998 Women’s History Month kit.

Bibliography -Compiled from the Library of Congress and the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Curatorial staff.
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